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Burns & McDonnell Senior Geoscience Professional - Environmental Services (Calgary, AB) in Calgary, Alberta


We are seeking a self-motivated senior-level geoscience professional to join Burns & McDonnell’s Canadian environmental team.

The Senior Geoscience Professional will develop a geoscience practice to provide environmental remediation and decarbonization (i.e., geologic carbon dioxide storage) services to a wide variety of clients in Canada and the US. Leadership responsibilities will include project management, technical leadership, and client relationship development and maintenance. Technical knowledge, leadership, and communications skills are key aspects of this position. Individuals should be team-focused and should be well-connected in the environmental industry, with the ability to expand our client base and grow the Canadian team. Strong connections within the oil and gas, utility, and/or industrial sectors is a plus.

This position provides the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and challenge and grow professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on the cutting edge of the environmental and energy industries, using new technologies and approaches to solve our clients’ most interesting and challenging problems.

The successful candidate should possess a diverse background in geosciences, investigation and remediation, project/program management skills, and significant subsurface investigation/remediation, consulting, and execution experience. Experience in the successful development and execution of investigation, remediation, geologic storage, and site management strategies within federal and provincial regulatory programs is a plus. Existing client relationships are also a plus. Travel is required and professional registration is preferred.


  • Support development of a business plan to establish a geoscience practice in Canada and collaborate closely with Geologists, Engineers, Project Managers, and Program Managers to advance the geoscience practice.

  • Prepare scopes of work, cost estimates, and proposals and develop and evaluate plans for major projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members and coordinate departmental project studies, reports, or project design assignments.

  • Project management and execution, including the development and maintenance of project scopes, schedules, and budgets, and coordination of team members.

  • Communicate effectively with peers, clients, and regulators; demonstrate strong written, verbal, computer, and interpersonal skills

  • Support business development activities including client interaction and customer relationship management, contribute to business development plans, identify markets/potential clients and related sales targets, and assist the team in preparing responses to requests for proposals and requests for qualifications.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geology, environmental science, environmental/civil/chemical/geological engineering, or related field, from an accredited curriculum.

  • Strong understanding of federal, provincial, and regional regulatory requirements.

  • Minimum of 8 years of related environmental remediation experience. Project management experience is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work within a Team framework.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform technical project tasks, etc.) are also a prerequisite.

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of project-related matters.

  • Aptitude, capability, and inclination to train, mentor, and develop junior and intermediate staff.

  • Ability to present complex technical information clearly, both verbally and in writing.


Job Environmental

Primary Location CA-AB-Calgary

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 225600 Job Hire Type Experienced